YouTube’s Wayne Review: A Mind-Blowing and Dark Teen Drama

Wayne is an action-comedy TV series created by Shawn Simmons. The series stars Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo and Joshua J. Williams, and is about a boy who, along with his crush, sets out to retrieve his late father’s stolen car.

Wayne, by its name, doesn’t give away much of its story. It makes you wonder whether it will be a surprise for you or just a waste of time. But when you start seeing it, you can’t stop.

The main character of the show is a 16-year-old boy who seems to be aggressive from the beginning and has a weird choice of weapons. However, the show is careful enough to not show his violent behaviour in a good light.

Often, teenage drama shows present the same kind of story which is a mix of High School Musical and Mean Girls. But two years ago, Netflix brought The End Of The F***ing World in our lives and we knew that there is always a potential to change the story.

Violent streak in Wayne
Mark McKenna in Youtube’s Wayne

This time, it is YouTube that surprised us with its unconventional story of two teenagers who go through various difficult situations as they go on a journey together. At first, it might feel like The End Of The F***ing World but as the story proceeds, you will realize that it is so much more than that.

The direction is mesmerizing, the acting is brilliant and the writing is very smart. Additionally, the story brings a lot of unexpected twists and turns. You feel connected and intrigued throughout the runtime. Teenagers-turning-rebel is, and always will be, the most popular storyline because it is the most relatable one. It is special not only for the teenagers but also for people who remember their teen days and what all they missed out on.

Youtube Originals bring Wayne with this cute couple
Mark and Ciara in Wayne

The difference in accents is made very clear with various dialogues, even though they all live in the same place. Both main leads are driven to make extreme choices due to their excruciating past. The two leads also share a protective bond, which is consistent throughout the show.

The series shares the same producers as Deadpool, which probably says a lot about its quality and subject matter. Wayne portrays a lot of emotions and keeps turning dark and dank at the same time. It can also trigger some people but that is one of the good qualities of the show – it is able to affect the audience. The art direction, music and editing are also good.

Youtube's Teen Drama 'Wayne' is filled with interesting action scenes
Action filled Youtube Original – Wayne

Overall: Wayne

Wayne makes use of a lot of dark humour throughout the show and the cuss words make it more suitable for adults. But the truth is that, if you’re not a fan of dark comedy or have not enjoyed similarly-themed shows, this one might just not be for you. Overall, it is a great choice for those who love to watch novel content and appreciate its creativity.

Wayne‘s first episode is available for free on YouTube. Or, you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video.

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Wayne is a dark and intriguing teen drama and successfully keeps you hooked throughout.

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